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texanfan2002114
07-07-2011, 07:51 PM
Plaxico Burress is on the NFL network right now and the guys on there are talking about possible landing spots for him. Jason LaCanfora named the ones we have heard in Denver and St. Louis and Plax was very political when talking about those teams.

The Solomon Wilcox throws out a suprise team. He says the Houston Texans are looking for a #2 WR and Plax's 6'5 230lbs would look great across the field from Andre Johnson and Wilcox asks Plax what his thoughts are on joining Houston. "All I can say is WOW! Having a chance to play with the best WR in football would be great! I have to give a team props and Houston is an up and coming team with Andre, Arian Foster in my opinion is a top 5 rb and Matt Schaub at QB."

Now that isn't 100% what he said but I got the important parts in there from Plax

ATXtexanfan
07-07-2011, 07:52 PM
would be sweet

texanfan2002114
07-07-2011, 07:54 PM
http://blogs.nfl.com/2011/07/07/burress-in-great-shape-plots-his-return-to-nfl/

From Jason LaCanfora's blog

"My man Solomon has an interesting thought on a potential landing spot as well — Houston. The Texans have long sought a true complement to Andre Johnson. Wouldn’t that be something? Burress’ eyes lit up at that proposition."

Allstar
07-07-2011, 07:55 PM
He even called Schaub "elite".

texanfan2002114
07-07-2011, 08:01 PM
He even called Schaub the "elite".

Thanks!! I couldn't remember it all!

TexanSam
07-07-2011, 08:34 PM
He's 33 years old and just out of prison. I'm not sure if he's a #2 WR. Give him an incentive laden 1 year offer and let him prove it.

MistaRed
07-07-2011, 08:36 PM
Seen the vid on NFL mobile. He seems excited, but I don't wanna get my hopes up. Dre should do some more networking.

EllisUnit
07-07-2011, 09:07 PM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d820a7f02/Where-will-Burress-land

edo783
07-07-2011, 09:31 PM
Well, his legs should be well rested. I think he would be an interesting addition. Other than being a stupid kid with a gun, I don't remember him being any sort of problem child.

FR0497
07-07-2011, 10:03 PM
Low risk, high reward. I like it.

pirbroke
07-07-2011, 10:18 PM
oh man between Plax's gun and Andre kicking but Finnegan is going to have some major nightmars when they play us.

gary
07-07-2011, 10:20 PM
Well, his legs should be well rested. I think he would be an interesting addition. Other than being a stupid kid with a gun, I don't remember him being any sort of problem child.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaxico_Burress#Legal_troubles

CloakNNNdagger
07-08-2011, 12:01 AM
Bob McNair FA interview:

Bob: How did you manage to miss your "thing?"

Plax: I didn't.

Bob: How do you have the balls to come to my office and ask for a roster spot?

Plax: I missed "them."

IDEXAN
07-08-2011, 02:28 PM
Plaxico Burress has quite a few thoughts on where he'd like to play after spending the past two years in prison for carrying a gun into a New York City nightclub and shooting himself in the leg.

During an interview on NFL Network, Burress responded positively to the possibility of playing for the Houston Texans or New York Jets.http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=6749155

HoustonFrog
07-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Or Jets..maybe Eagles

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=6749155

As for the Texans, he said: "When you say Houston, all I can say is 'Wow.' That's all I can say, because I give respect where respect is due. And I believe Andre Johnson is the best wide receiver in football. ... The way he's playing down in Houston, they're getting everything going in the right direction. Matt Schaub has really taken off as an elite quarterback. I think Arian Foster is one of the top-five running backs in this league. I think that team is bound for the playoffs this year and looking forward to great things."

GP
07-08-2011, 02:31 PM
I wouldn't mind it. I like his frame. I like his hands.

But Bob no likey. Bob likey good boys and girls. No likey a rap sheet.

Rey
07-08-2011, 02:49 PM
I don't think McNair would shy away from Burress.

Texecutioner
07-08-2011, 02:57 PM
I'd take Burress in a second. You'd get him on the cheap and he's probably gotten all of the immature bullshit out of his head now and would work his ass off. It's a no brainer in my eyes. I'd take him over that stupid Chad Johnson any way of the week. Plus, he's always been a damn good red zone threat.

But like GP said, Bob no likey. He's not a choir boy. It's amazing when you consider how many players we have to count out of the equation because they've had some sort of checkered history.

Allstar
07-08-2011, 03:04 PM
I'd take him. Low risk high reward.

GP
07-08-2011, 03:07 PM
I'd take him. Low risk high reward.

He will pull a Vick and act like a man on fire out there.

Both those guys had rude awakenings laid upon them by having to serve REAL time in a REAL jail cell.

He knows AJ is king here, which I think fits Plaxico perfectly--Lets him focus on being the best WR2 he can be, knowing the spotlight and pressure will ultimately always fall upon AJ. A pretty good setup, especially with a great running game that he knows will always open up the passing game more.

texanfan2002114
07-08-2011, 03:09 PM
Mods can we merge. This is old news. I posted yesterday

http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82902

Bull Pen 1
07-08-2011, 03:09 PM
I'm all for Burress. He would be cheaper than trying to keep J. Jones

HOU-TEX
07-08-2011, 03:10 PM
HOU-TEX wants to play for the Texans too

TimeKiller
07-08-2011, 03:15 PM
HOU-TEX wants to play for the Texans too

So do I....but I have a DUI so............................:smiliedance:

Shaft75
07-08-2011, 04:15 PM
I wouldn't mind it. I like his frame. I like his hands.

Wade? Is that you admiring JJ again?

Texan_Bill
07-08-2011, 11:33 PM
Possible landing spots for Burress

:thinking:




:hmmm:




The CFL??

HouSportsWriter
07-08-2011, 11:41 PM
In a hospital bed...:mariopalm:

Allstar
07-08-2011, 11:48 PM
OMG slatonisabeast has returned! Miracles do happen!

HouSportsWriter
07-08-2011, 11:51 PM
OMG slatonisabeast has returned! Miracles do happen!
Where! I do not see him...guess i missed him. Darn..


:edit:

I am always watching, but I been waiting for the lockout to end. That being said i am still around, but not nearly as active.

Allstar
07-09-2011, 01:25 AM
You should talk to an admin about changing your name to fosterisabeast.

texanfan2002114
07-09-2011, 11:20 PM
You should talk to an admin about changing your name to fosterisabeast.

NO NO NO NO, look what happened to slaton after he made that name!!

TEXANRED
07-09-2011, 11:28 PM
Watching him on NFL access now. He is giving an interview. There is definitely sadness in his eyes.

I still don't understand how he gets 2 years for shooting himself and Stallworth gets probation for killing a man after drinking too much.

I would take Plax any day of the week. Bring him in!

steelbtexan
07-10-2011, 12:01 AM
I'd take Burress in a second. You'd get him on the cheap and he's probably gotten all of the immature bullshit out of his head now and would work his ass off. It's a no brainer in my eyes. I'd take him over that stupid Chad Johnson any way of the week. Plus, he's always been a damn good red zone threat.

But like GP said, Bob no likey. He's not a choir boy. It's amazing when you consider how many players we have to count out of the equation because they've had some sort of checkered history.

^^^^
This

Taking the guys with checkered pasts out of the equation is a big part of why the Texans are still dreaming of their 1st playoff appearance.

This a'int Sunday School Billionaire BoBBY. Sign Plax.

SteveSlaton20
07-10-2011, 02:30 AM
He even called Schaub "elite".

well...he did have eli manning has his quarterback..lmao

MistaRed
07-10-2011, 09:30 AM
well...he did have eli manning has his quarterback..lmao

Rings

Eli: 1
Schaub: 0

IDEXAN
07-10-2011, 10:48 AM
I still don't understand how he gets 2 years for shooting himself and Stallworth gets probation for killing a man after drinking too much.

I agree with you. Actually it seems like the sort of offense that should have resulted in a suspended sentence. I mean nobody was harmed besides himself of course. But I'm thinking it was kinda a political thing in NYC ? But still a really bad break for Burress.
I think we should really take a look at him. Look what Philly, one of the most respected NFL organizations, did with Vick. They took a chance and both them and Vick were big winners. Burress is a possession type receiver who'd be a tremendous compliment for Andre. And you know he's burning for a chance to to redeem himself. C'mon Mr Mcnair, surprise us and take a chance on this guy ? If you want to really be a winner, some times you've got to take some chances.

DX-TEX
07-10-2011, 10:51 AM
I don't think McNair would shy away from Burress.

I agree. I think Bob would like to give him a second chance. A contract that will have clause's in it about a code of conduct. One strike and he would be out.

HJam72
07-10-2011, 11:39 AM
OK, so, all us fans are asking for is Burress, Aso, Cromartie, Joseph and re-signing all our best players.

Is that too much to ask. :foottap:

gary
07-10-2011, 12:00 PM
Everyone needs something to wish and hope for until the lockout is over.

SteveSlaton20
07-10-2011, 04:08 PM
Rings

Eli: 1
Schaub: 0

...you aren't that stupid, are you?

TEXANRED
07-10-2011, 04:18 PM
I agree with you. Actually it seems like the sort of offense that should have resulted in a suspended sentence. I mean nobody was harmed besides himself of course. But I'm thinking it was kinda a political thing in NYC ? But still a really bad break for Burress.
I think we should really take a look at him. Look what Philly, one of the most respected NFL organizations, did with Vick. They took a chance and both them and Vick were big winners. Burress is a po.ssession type receiver who'd be a tremendous compliment for Andre. And you know he's burning for a chance to to redeem himself. C'mon Mr Mcnair, surprise us and take a chance on this guy ? If you want to really be a winner, some times you've got to take some chances
I absolutely think it was political. I wouldn't even be surprised to find out that the prosecutor was either a Jets fan or lost a ton of money on the Pats losing the superbowl.

Imagine Plax shooting himself here in Houston. He wouldn't have suffered any jail time. He would have been called a dumbass but that is the worst thing that would have happened.

The Pencil Neck
07-10-2011, 04:20 PM
Rings

Eli: 1
Schaub: 0

Rings:

Eli: 1
Dilfer: 1
Dan Marino: 0
Jim Kelly: 0
Fran Tarkenton: 0

Rings are won by teams, not QBs. I'll take Schaub over Eli every day of the week and twice on Sunday.

El Tejano
07-10-2011, 04:28 PM
The best thing about Plaxico on the Texans is it means he or Walter is our #3 and David Anderson can be let go, Jacoby can concentrate on being a punt returner where he has been more of an asset to us.

CloakNNNdagger
07-10-2011, 05:03 PM
The best thing about Plaxico on the Texans is it means he or Walter is our #3 and David Anderson can be let go, Jacoby can concentrate on being a punt returner where he has been more of an asset to us.

For the second year in a row, Jacoby Jones took a step forward in his productivity by posting career-highs in catches (51) and yards (562). But he posted a three-year low in receiving average (11.0 yards per catch) and had three touchdowns (one every 17 catches) a year after posting six (and one every 4.5 catches). And looking at his 2010 return stats, they were less than stellar to say the least.

NFL Player Returning Statistics - 2010
(http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/player/_/stat/returning/sort/puntReturnYards)
I don't know that I would be particularly interested in seeing him back on returns any more than Slaton.

steelbtexan
07-10-2011, 07:03 PM
I agree. I think Bob would like to give him a second chance. A contract that will have clause's in it about a code of conduct. One strike and he would be out.

What in BoBBy's history would make you think this?

Case of wishful thinking.

The Pencil Neck
07-10-2011, 10:44 PM
For the second year in a row, Jacoby Jones took a step forward in his productivity by posting career-highs in catches (51) and yards (562). But he posted a three-year low in receiving average (11.0 yards per catch) and had three touchdowns (one every 17 catches) a year after posting six (and one every 4.5 catches). And looking at his 2010 return stats, they were less than stellar to say the least.

NFL Player Returning Statistics - 2010
(http://espn.go.com/nfl/statistics/player/_/stat/returning/sort/puntReturnYards)
I don't know that I would be particularly interested in seeing him back on returns any more than Slaton.

There was a time when Jacoby was an exciting punt returner.

Last year, not so much. I don't know if that means if he's washed up as a punt returner or not but it doesn't give me warm fuzzies about needing him on the team.

DocBar
07-12-2011, 04:58 PM
I was initially against Burress, but the more I've thought about it, the more I like it. If we could get Burress and say adios to JJ, I'd be good with that. I want to see what Holliday and Keo can do in the return game.

The1ApplePie
07-12-2011, 06:58 PM
Sydney Rice
Santonio Holms
Braylon Edwards

All are free agents, are young, and haven't spent the past two years in jail

I would be happy with Plax if the Texans didn't get one of the above

TEXANRED
07-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Sydney Rice
Santonio Holms
Braylon Edwards

All are free agents, are young, and haven't spent the past two years in jail

I would be happy with Plax if the Texans didn't get one of the above

I would take Plax over those three, especially Edwards. I remember his drops and fumbles playing in Cleveland.

Plax has something to prove and with his size and sure handedness combined with AJ sky's the limit for the offense.

House of Pain
07-12-2011, 09:11 PM
I would take Plax over those three, especially Edwards. I remember his drops and fumbles playing in Cleveland.

Plax has something to prove and with his size and sure handedness combined with AJ sky's the limit for the offense.

Braylon Edwards is a walking, talking, bleeding vagina. I don't want him in steel blue at all and is ready to throw anyone and everyone under the bus for his missteps and dropped passes.

I remember he was saying when he was in Cleveland, "People don't like me because I played at Michigan." Yes, Braylon, they don't like you because you went to school not because you dropped 2 or 3 wide open passes last game.

thunderkyss
07-12-2011, 09:19 PM
Sydney Rice
Santonio Holms
Braylon Edwards

All are free agents, are young, and haven't spent the past two years in jail

I would be happy with Plax if the Texans didn't get one of the above

Is Plax in shape?

Football shape?

I think I agree, he should be at the bottom of that list.

DocBar
07-12-2011, 10:02 PM
Is Plax in shape?

Football shape?

I think I agree, he should be at the bottom of that list.An out of shape Plax in handcuffs has better hands than Edwards ever will. Holmes (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/413021/santonio-holmes) would be a definite improvement over JJ. Rice (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/518593/sidney-rice)? Dude can't stay healthy and his stats are all over the place. The Texans have made enough one-year-wonder's in the NFL rich. I'd just as soon sign Plax to an incentive-laden contract and see what he has left.

CloakNNNdagger
07-12-2011, 10:49 PM
Plaxico Burress is interested in the Bears, but the feeling may not be mutual (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/12/plaxico-burress-likes-the-bears-but-the-feeling-isnt-mutual/)


Plaxico BurressĎ redemption tour joined WMVP in Chicago Tuesday, where he said the Bears were one of his top three destinations when the lockout ended.

Burress is a fan of Jay Cutler and says heís received a lot of ďloveĒ from Bears fans via Twitter. Unfortunately for Burress, they donít make the decisions.

Burress doesnít fit the Mike Martz profile of a wide receiver, and Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times writes via sources the Bears would only want Burress ďat a bargain basement price, if at all.Ē

Plaxico says his choice for a team wonít be all about the money.

ďThere are a lot of situations for me to go into. Itís not solely going to be based on how much Iím going to be making. Itís going to be based on me putting myself in a great situation,Ē Burress said.

Lucky
07-12-2011, 11:41 PM
Itís not solely going to be based on how much Iím going to be making.
That's good, Plax. Because you're probably looking at a vet minimum contract, wherever you go.

El Tejano
07-13-2011, 08:44 AM
I'm just thinking about those 3rd and 6s that we can get ourselves into. Having Plaxico to throw the ball up to while AJ is on the other side is pretty hard to stop. We'd increase our ball control by atleast 30%, which would've won us at least 4 games last year.

steelbtexan
07-13-2011, 11:03 AM
I'm just thinking about those 3rd and 6s that we can get ourselves into. Having Plaxico to throw the ball up to while AJ is on the other side is pretty hard to stop. We'd increase our ball control by atleast 30%, which would've won us at least 4 games last year.

This is what I'm seeing.

I dont know about 30%. But If Plax is 90% of what he was before he will be a massive upgrade and move Walter to the slot on 3rd downs.

Signing Plax should open things up for AJ and Foster. But who it would really help will be OD. Somebody should always be open and signing Plax will also benefit the run game.

Unlike in the past the offense would be impossible to stop. Too many weapons to cover everything.

Texecutioner
07-13-2011, 11:08 AM
Sydney Rice
Santonio Holms
Braylon Edwards

All are free agents, are young, and haven't spent the past two years in jail

I would be happy with Plax if the Texans didn't get one of the above

This would all be true if you take Braylon Edwards off that list. Even after a year in jail Burress is easily better than Edwards.

b0ng
07-13-2011, 11:31 AM
Just because Vick did it doesn't mean any old guy can do it. I'd be willing to give him the one year incentive laden deal but I'd be prepared to cut him as soon as he screws up though.